Colgate toothpaste and cleaning iBOOKs

Discussion in 'Macintosh Computers' started by iBOOKnewbie, Dec 14, 2004.

  1. macrumors newbie

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    another iBOOK user told me that toothpaste works well in cleaning iBook.... saves money!!!!............
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

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    Just take care not to be sloppy about it. I've been using toothpaste for years on things like kitchen counters. I'm surprised that it seems like a new idea. :)
     
  3. macrumors regular

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    Why mention Colgate in particular?

    Are you a Corporate stoolie, doing product placements?

    :D
     
  4. macrumors 6502a

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    If I spend around $1K on a new iBook, I don't mind shelling out a few bucks for a cleaner.
     
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    rhpenguin

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    iClear is what i use.. works well and protects the 'book from scuffs and scratches aparently.
     
  6. macrumors regular

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    Toothpaste cleans because it is abrasive. It act likes sand paper. Yes it removes dirt snd grime but also removes some of your iBooks plastic. I guess it would be okay on the case... but I would not use it on the keys (unless you like to guess what key you are hitting) or you screen (very expensive to replace). If I was going to cheap about it, I would just use the moist cloth that apple recommends. If it is really soiled pick up some electronics cleaner (I use iKlear).
     
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    mcarnes

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    Try a clean cloth and a little water. Toothpaste is for teeth.
     
  8. macrumors newbie

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    I use an ordinary eraser to clean the wrist rests and trackpad on my iBook, just watch out for all those wee bits of rubber!

    Mike
     

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